On Board Diagnostics for Saginaw Motorists

December 29, 2019

Some Saginaw vehicle owners wonder why Kwik Kar Saginaw and other Saginaw auto repair shops charge a fee for vehicle diagnostics. Receiving a diagnostic charge at Kwik Kar Saginaw for a tricky automotive problem shouldn't be a surprise. In the Saginaw area, automotive diagnostics can cover quite... More

Dashboard's a Funny Name (Instrumental Panel Warning Lights)

December 22, 2019

Every day you drive, you're sitting behind the dashboard. But how in the world did it get that name? Back in the days of the horse-drawn carriage, horses would kick up dirt and mud on the driver and passengers, "dashing" debris against the carriage. So those who built carriages began installing a... More

Kwik Kar Saginaw Helps You Decipher the Menu Board: Part 2

December 15, 2019

TX service centers have a menu board that lists the services they provide. Some Saginaw drivers may not be familiar with all of the items on the board so here is a quick description of some of the typical services that might be listed.Kwik Kar Saginaw fuel system cleaning: Over time, the vehicle... More

Kwik Kar Saginaw Service Tip: Why Synthetic Oil Is Good For Your Vehicles

December 12, 2019

Hello TX! Today's vehicle care topic is: Synthetic Oil vs. Petroleum Based Oil. Synthetic motor oil is a substitute for petroleum based oil. If you aren't currently using it, why not? Synthetic motor oil maximizes engine power and fuel economy. To see why, we'd need a microscope, so we'll have t... More

Keep Your Tires Well Rounded in Saginaw: Tire Rotation and Wheel Balancing at Kwik Kar Saginaw

December 11, 2019

Taking care of our tires is part of vehicle care for Saginaw drivers. We know they have to be replaced when they wear out, but tires also require some preventive maintenance. This maintenance will improve and extend the life of the tires, so it's well worth the effort and expense for Saginaw dri... More

Fuel Saving Tip: Tire Pressure Saves Fuel in Saginaw

December 10, 2019

Underinflated tires waste gas for lots of folks in the Saginaw area. Think how hard it is to walk in sand you just have to work harder because of the resistance. When your tires don't have enough air in them, their rolling resistance is dramatically increased and it simply takes more gas to get ... More

Kwik Kar Saginaw Fuel Saving Tip for Saginaw: Check Engine Light

December 9, 2019

Here's a question for Saginaw, TX : How long have you been enjoying the romantic glow of your Check Engine light? Hey, it's not there to create ambiance; it's a warning that something's wrong. (And, by the way, Homer Simpson's fix of covering it with tape is not a good idea.) Many conditions tha... More

Know Your Towing Limits in Saginaw

December 8, 2019

Some Saginaw drivers figure that anything they can attach to their trailer hitch can be towed by their vehicle. Nope. If you're going to do any towing around Saginaw, you should be aware of safety issues, TX towing laws and potential liability.Understanding tow ratings is important for safe towin... More

Why Wheel Balancing and Tire Rotation Save You Money on Tires

December 8, 2019

Saginaw drivers want their tires to last as long as possible. Two ways to extend tire life are wheel balancing and tire rotation.When wheels are out of balance, they wobble and vibrate. That makes the tires wear in a cupping pattern. If a front wheel is out of balance you'll feel it in the steeri... More

Tire Replacement: What Saginaw Drivers Need to Know

December 1, 2019

Looking at getting some new tires? Maybe the real reason for wanting those off-highway tires is that they look cool. Well there's nothing wrong with that. If you make sure that you've got your functional needs covered with your selection, then you can have some fun with where you go from there.L... More